Bat Survey in Rose Hill, Derby.

This was an interesting project to convert a former storeroom into accommodation for a family in Derby.  We completed a bat survey for them and searched for any evidence of bats.  Although there were a couple of places that bats ‘could’ roost, we were able to satisfy ourselves that the risk of bats being there were sufficiently low to recommend that the works go ahead without any further surveys, which would have delayed the project by at least five months.

We always try to take a pragmatic approach to our work – in this case there was a small gap under the ridge tiles that bats could roost under; but we were able to confirm that bats don’t use it because of a lack of bat droppings under the feature. A second feature was lit by the presence of streetlights.

Only internal images of the project are shown as the planning application hadn’t been submitted at the time of writing.

Got a similar project in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire or Staffordshire that needs a bat survey?